Breaking news: Chinese socialist activist Zhang Shujie wins asylum in Sweden

Breaking news: Chinese socialist activist Zhang Shujie wins asylum in Sweden

Forced to flee China due to state persecution of socialists and left activists chinaworker.info We just learned the great news: Zhang Shujie, 24-years old, who was persecuted by the Chinese dictatorship for his socialist ideas, has been granted asylum. This is a great victory for the Committee for a Workers’ […]

China: 2,000 workers riot at Foxconn factory

China: 2,000 workers riot at Foxconn factory

Brutal conditions behind latest flare-up at iPhone manufacturer chinaworker.info reporters Wages make up just 2-5 percent of the iPhone’s sale price, while Apple’s profit is 57 percent of every iPhone sold. Keep these figures in mind when reading about the latest flare-up at Foxconn, which is a major manufacturer of […]

South Africa: Marikana massacre ignites the mass movement

South Africa: Marikana massacre ignites the mass movement

ANC leadership has shown since the massacre that the gulf between it and the masses is now unbridgeable Weizmann Hamilton, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI in South Africa), from Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) The scenes of armed South African police gunning down striking […]

Hong Kong: Massive protest movement against school brainwashing plan

Hong Kong: Massive protest movement against school brainwashing plan

Mass movement develops rapidly, then its leaders call a sudden halt Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong) comments: Not many governments can match the record of Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying (“CY”) for pushing so many angry people to join street protests in so short a time. In the eleven […]

South Korea: Hyundai boss worth $6.2bn while workers struggle for basic wage

South Korea: Hyundai boss worth $6.2bn while workers struggle for basic wage

Campaign for permanent contracts continues Kim Changwoo, CWI Seoul For the last fours years, non-regular workers at a Hyundai Motors factory in Ulsan, South Korea have been taking recurring strike action and organising protests to become regular workers. A Supreme Court decision was made on July 22, 2011 to make […]